Sunday 18 November. Call Mr Robeson. The final performance of Tayo Aluko’s Autunm 2012 UK tour. Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Booking details here.
Thursday 22 November. The Politics of Black Bodies in Lancashire and the Atlantic World: The Legacy of Ghostly Mementoes and the Redemptive Power of Guerrilla Memorialisation. Professorial Inaugural lecture by Alan Rice. Many congratulations to Alan. See flyer image. Please contact Sue Conduit on 01772 893390, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend. Alan’s most recent book: Creating Memorials, Building Identities: The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic (Liverpool UP. Hbk. 2010; pbk 2012). Websites with content by Alan Rice: www.uclan.ac.uk/abolitionwww.revealinghistories.org.uk
Tuesday 27 November. 6-8pm. 1851: Quakers, the Peace Congress, and the Great Exhibition. Talk by Geoffrey Cantor (Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Leeds and Honorary Research Fellow University College, London). There were widely different responses of various religious communities to the impressive international exhibition of industry held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park during the summer of 1851. In this talk Geoffrey Cantor will examine why Friends, including a number of Quaker manufacturers who mounted exhibits, were generally enthusiastic about the Exhibition and also mention some of their reservations. However, many of the Quakers who attended the Exhibition conceived a close connection between it and the International Peace Congress that was held in London in July 1851. By bringing together the Exhibition and the Peace Congress this talk will explore the interlocking themes of internationalism, pacifism and progress in science and manufacturing in the middle of the nineteenth century. Quaker History Meeting. Quaker Centre, Friends House, 173 Euston Rd, London, NW1. Talks starts at 6.30pm. From 6pm refreshments. The Library will be open that day until 6pm. Register for a free place by emailing or telephoning Jennifer Milligan email@example.com; 020 7663 1132. Editorial note: American African-American abolitionist campaigners attended the Festival and the Congress.